Florence Foster Jenkins. Image shows from L to R: Florence Foster Jenkins (Meryl Streep), St Clair Bayfield (Hugh Grant)
Florence Foster Jenkins

Florence Foster Jenkins

  • 2016 film

Comedy-biography about New York socialite and heiress Florence Foster Jenkins, a terrible singer who thinks she is wonderful. Stars Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg, Rebecca Ferguson, Nina Arianda and more.

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Florence Foster Jenkins. Florence Foster Jenkins (Meryl Streep)

Key details

Genre
Film
Released
2016
Stars
Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg, Rebecca Ferguson, Nina Arianda, David Haig, Brid Brennan, John Kavanagh and more
Writers
Nicholas Martin and Julia Kogan
Director
Stephen Frears
Producers
Michael Kuhn, Tracey Seaward, Cameron McCracken, Christine Langan, Malcolm Ritchie, Nicholas Martin and Nichola Martin
Company

Comedy drama telling the inspirational true story of the eponymous New York heiress who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great singer. The film celebrates the human spirit, the power of music and the passion of amateurs everywhere.

The voice Florence heard in her head was divine, but to the rest of the world it was hilariously awful. At private recitals, her devoted husband and manager, St Clair Bayfield, managed to protect Florence from the truth. But when Florence decided to give her first public concert at New York's Carnegie Hall, St Clair realised he had perhaps bitten off more than he could chew.

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Additional details

Tagline
The inspiring true story of the world's worst singer
UK certificate
PG
Duration
110 minutes
UK release
Friday 6th May 2016
Produced
2015
UK premiere
Tuesday 12th April 2016, Leicester Square, London
Distributors

Pathe

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

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Broadcast details

Most recent repeats
  • Thursday 4th January 2024 at 12:05am on BBC1
  • Thursday 23rd March 2023 at 10:45pm on BBC4
  • Thursday 14th July 2022 at 11:35pm on BBC4

Recording details

  • Glasgow, Liverpool and Merseyside - Locations
  • Twickenham Film Studios - Studios

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